AFCON Qualifiers: Be Clever Against Nigeria, Sierra Leone Coach Warns Players

AFCON Qualifiers: Be Clever Against Nigeria, Sierra Leone Coach Warns Players


Determined to put his team back on the winning track in the 2022 AFCON Qualifiers, Sierra Leone expert John Kiester has tasked his players with donning their thinking caps when they face one of the best teams in the world. continent on Friday.

With just one point left in the bag, Leone Stars faces an uphill task against a star-studded Nigeria that is armed to the teeth with one of Africa’s best forwards in Victor Osimhen. But Kiester believes that the mentality of the players on the field will likely determine whether Leone Star leaves Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium with a good result.

Furthermore, he warned his players to expect a difficult game in Benin given the pedigree of his opponents, but told Nigeria that it won’t be a walk in the park for the Super Eagles either. “As a group, we have to be positive in our approach. in both games. It’s not the easiest of games to take on one of the best nations on our continent, “Keister told footballsierraleone before the team left Freetown for Benin City. Kiester urged his player to be wise as a snake when facing off against its West African neighbor if Sierra Leone is to bounce back from the bottom and relive its dream of qualifying for its third AFCON final after its last appearance in 1996.

“Heading into the game against Nigeria we have to be smart in our method and we have to be honest about it. We have been working on our strategies, but we must have the right mindset, “he said. The last Super Eagles international match in Benin City was a friendly against Botswana that ended in a goalless draw. It should be noted that the Super Eagles have only won one of their four games at the multipurpose stadium.

source: – fcnaija